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2nd Academy Awards Ceremony (1930)



2nd Academy Awards Ceremony

(1930)

Drama / News

April 3, 1930  The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California

Hosted by William C. DeMille

The 2nd Academy Awards were broadcast live on the radio. The awards were for films released between August 1, 1928 and July 31, 1929.

BEST PICTURE
The Broadway Melody

Alibi
In Old Arizona
Hollywood Revue
The Patriot 
 
BEST DIRECTOR
Frank Lloyd – The Divine Lady

Lionel Barrymore – Madame X
Harry Beaumont – The Broadway Melody
Irving Cummings – In Old Arizona
Frank Lloyd – Drag and Weary River
Ernst Lubitsch – The Patriot 
 
BEST ACTOR
Warner Baxter – In Old Arizona

George BancroftThunderbolt
Chester Morris – Alibi
Paul Muni – The Valiant
Lewis Stone – The Patriot 
 
BEST ACTRESS
Mary Pickford – Coquette

Ruth Chatterton – Madame X
Betty Compson – The Barker
Jeanne Eagels – The Letter
Corinne Griffith – The Divine Lady
Bessie Love – The Broadway Melody 
 
BEST WRITING
Hanns Kräly – The Patriot

Tom Barry – In Old Arizona and The Valiant
Elliot Clawson – The Cop, The Leatherneck, Sal of Singapore, and Skyscraper
Hanns Kräly – The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
Josephine Lovett – Our Dancing Daughters
Bess Meredyth – A Woman of Affairs and Wonder of Women 
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 
Clyde De Vinna – White Shadows in the South Seas

George Barnes – Our Dancing Daughters
Arthur Edeson – In Old Arizona
Ernest Palmer – Four Devils and Street Angel
John F. Seitz – The Divine Lady 
 
BEST ART DIRECTION
Cedric Gibbons – The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Hans Dreier – The Patriot
Mitchell Leisen – Dynamite
William Cameron Menzies – Alibi and The Awakening
Harry Oliver – Street Angel



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